The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in population-based social sciences at the University at Albany. We support interdisciplinary population dynamics and population health research, with a special focus on the analysis of spatial inequalities (in particular, urban and regional development and its impact on residents) and the concerns of vulnerable populations (as defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The CSDA provides researchers with access to first-rate computing facilities, statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. Additionally, through our hosting of a regular colloquium series, research methods workshops, and other events open to the entire University community, the CSDA serves as an intellectual hub that connects our local population researchers to one another, as well as to the broader network of national and international population researchers.



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CSDA invites applications for funds ($750) to pay for access to restricted data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) housed at the University of Michigan.  Click here for more information

CSDA established “The Stewart E. Tolnay Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper Award” in honor of the contributions that Stew made during his leadership of CSDA . Click here for more information

CSDA launched a program to provide external reviews of grant applications
prior to submitting to the standard due dates for the PDB program. Click here for more information

Click here to get the information about applying for access to data via the NYRDC – Baruch

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CSDA associate Shao Lin’s paper “Residential proximity to biorefinery sources of air pollution and respiratory diseases in New York State” was recognized as one of Environmental Science & Technology’s best papers for 2021. The study was one of two runners-up in the “Environmental Science” category.  Click here for more information

CSDA Colloquium & Announcement of Recipient of Stewart E. Tolnay Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: “Emergency Department Closures and Mortality” by Dr. Pinka Chatterji
was held on Friday, September 30th  
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CSDA Virtual Colloquium: “Measuring and Addressing Social Vulnerability to Climate Change” by Dr. Clark Gray was held on 
Friday, March 4  
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CSDA 40th Anniversary Colloquium on:“Identifying Joint Impacts of Sun Radiation, Temperature, Humidity, and Rain Duration on Mental Disorders in New York State Using the Mesonet Weather Monitoring System” by Xinlei Deng was be held on Friday, February 4  
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